India, April 9 -- District administrations in Noida and Ghaziabad on Thursday put in place curfews between 10pm and 5am till April 17 to arrest a surge in Covid-19 cases in the two Uttar Pradesh districts. All government and private educational institutions have also been barred from holding in-person classes till April 17.

In separate orders, the two administrations said the movement of essential goods or commodities and medical and other essential services will be exempt from the restrictions.

The order comes a day after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath held a videoconference with officials of 13 high Covid-19 caseload districts and two days after the Delhi government imposed similar restrictions.

Gautam Budh Nagar distri...